Registration open for the Blinn College District’s fifth annual Health Sciences Summer Camp

Three-day camp introduces 7th and 8th graders to a variety of health science career options

Three-day camp introduces 7th and 8th graders to a variety of health science career options

May 31, 2018

Local seventh and eighth graders can participate hands-on healthcare simulations and learn more about science and technology during the Blinn College District’s fifth annual Health Sciences Summer Camp.

The three-day camp will introduce participants to a variety of high-demand careers available in the health sciences. Students and faculty from Blinn’s Associate Degree NursingDental HygieneEmergency Medical ServicesFire SciencePhysical Therapist AssistantRadiologic TechnologySurgical Technology, and Veterinary Technology programs will demonstrate the basics of each profession, from the equipment used to the techniques necessary to ensure quality, compassionate patient care.

“Our goal for the Blinn Health Sciences Summer Camp is to give each participant some ideas about the career options healthcare has to offer,” said Sami Rahman, Director of Simulation and Clinical Labs. “It also allows Blinn students currently enrolled in these programs the opportunity to be mentors.”

The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26-28 at the Health Science Center (HSC) Campus in Bryan, a 26,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring the latest clinical simulation technology.

Participants will interact with a variety of hands-on activities during the camp, including blood pressure testing, x-ray imaging, first aid/CPR simulations, fire truck and working ambulance tours, and interacting with Blinn’s high-fidelity mannequins. On the final day, campers will work in teams to conduct an actual medical simulation and perform care with standardized patients as technicians of each profession.

The cost of the camp is $50 per participant, which includes lunch and snacks each day.

Those interested will be asked to fill out an application and obtain a brief recommendation letter from their current science teacher. For more information and to register, email sami.rahman@blinn.edu.

Blinn’s Division of Health Sciences, based at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, offers associate degree nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, fire science, health information technology, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, surgical technology, and vocational nursing programs designed to quickly train students for high-demand professions.

For more information regarding Blinn’s Division of Health Sciences, visit www.blinn.edu/health-sciences/.

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